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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 14, 2016

Draft day is finally here!

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason continues to roll on by as we're at draft day in MLS.

// FC Dallas //

Dallas looks to not screw up draft pick this year | Dallas Morning News

Hearing that Otis Earle was a mistake is pretty interesting but kind of refreshing that Fernando Clavijo was that honest about it. Hopefully the same fate doesn't happen again this year.

// MLS //

MLS locks up deals with several collage seniors | MLSSoccer.com

We saw this last year (and in years past as well), MLS has locked up a slew of players from the Combine to rookie deals ahead of the draft. Right now there are seven guys to go along with the other group of Generation adidas players under contract.

Do we still need the SuperDraft? | ESPNFC.com

Just the headline alone is a valid question worth exploring these days. I say that it is still valuable as teams look to get players that can either compete right now or ones that they know they can stash away in the USL. For the love of all things good though we do need to remove the word 'super'.

Top players by position in the draft | Goal.com

If you need a good cheat sheet this afternoon on which players to go with by their position, this is a good place to start.

Few gems of the mid-teen of recent draft picks | Sounder at Heart

Seattle is picking in the second half of the first round like FCD is today, and so they are searching for another gem like we are.

Everything you need to know about the draft | Fox Soccer

A little FAQ if you will on what the draft is. I am still laughing that Chivas USA lives on in this draft as Columbus gets an extra pick thanks to a trade with the former club.

Orlando to stay in Citrus Bowl for 2016 | The Mane Land

Kind of disappointing news but not really shocking news either as Orlando City announced that some construction delays have pushed the opening of their new stadium to 2017.